Exhibitions
Event no.
E1
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
SUPER ASSEMBLY
&Plot Room
Admission
Free
Making Architecture
The Making Architecture exhibition is a cross-sectional probe into the production and processes of architecture, with particular focus on notions of craftsmanship. This exhibition does not attempt to narrowly define the characteristics of craftsmanship, but serves as an open exploration by laying bare the variety of methodologies adopted by architects today. These objects demonstrate the rigour involved in the thoughtful assembly of materials and components, from the intimate scale of the handmade to the enveloping urban form.
Join in the making of Making Architecture
Event no.
E2
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Admission
Free
Craft is Great
Showcasing the creative inspiration behind cleverly crafted architecture surrounding us today leads to the development of better, smarter cities.

This exhibition shines the spotlight on bespoke architectural designs in the UK and Singapore. It explores the concept of architecture as a craft, drawing from ancient to modern methods of making.

The #SGUKpartnership aims to identify and create opportunities to promote sustainable business and innovation through collaborative partnerships for the future.

About the SG-UK Partnership for the Future
2019 is a significant year for both Singapore and the United Kingdom, marking the Bicentennial of the founding of modern Singapore and the beginning of a new era for the UK. The SG-UK Partnership for the Future builds on our historical links by celebrating all that our nations are already achieving and looks to the future by launching new collaboration initiatives.
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Event no.
E3
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Docomomo SG
Working Group & RIBA
Admission
Free
Revitalizing Heroic Modernism: Lessons from the UK
In the lead up to the upcoming mASEANa Conference “Progressive Once More: Rejuvenating Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Southeast Asia” at the URA Centre from 31 Oct to 2 Nov 2019, the organizing committee and the Singapore Institute of Architects is pleased to present a fringe exhibition.

This exhibition showcases successful examples of conservation and adaptive reuse of post-war Brutalist heritage buildings in the UK. It explores the frontier of global thought and responses towards the legislation, design, planning and real estate of modernist heritage sites through selected case studies.

The exhibition will be held until the end of the mASEANa Conference on 2 Nov.
Event no.
E4
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Fabian Ong
Website
Admission
Free
The Imperfectible Craft of Off-Form Concrete
The making of off-form concrete, a finish obtained as formwork is removed from concrete, is arguably regarded as a form of handicraft in an increasingly mechanized construction industry. Like Chinese ink wash paintings, the outcome is hard to control and irreversible. Quirks and abnormalities inevitably arise from the process of construction and are often seen as "defects". This photography exhibition contemplates on the perception of such imperfections.
Event no.
E5
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Website
Admission
Free
Craft of Ergonomics & Furniture
How can design improve well-being? This exhibition is a showcase of Humanscale’s task seating and highlights legendary designer Niels Diffrient’s functional and timeless designs.

Diffrient believed that truly ergonomic chairs should adjust to the user, not the reverse. His designs focus on human well-being with a deep understanding of how people live, work and interact with their environments. Diffrient designed Humanscale’s iconic Freedom chair, the first self-adjusting chair made without manual knobs and levers, and set a new standard for ergonomic task seating.
Event no.
E1
Making Architecture
The Making Architecture exhibition is a cross-sectional probe into the production and processes of architecture, with particular focus on notions of craftsmanship. This exhibition does not attempt to narrowly define the characteristics of craftsmanship, but serves as an open exploration by laying bare the variety of methodologies adopted by architects today. These objects demonstrate the rigour involved in the thoughtful assembly of materials and components, from the intimate scale of the handmade to the enveloping urban form.
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
SUPER ASSEMBLY
&Plot Room
Admission
Free
Event no.
E2
Craft is Great
Showcasing the creative inspiration behind cleverly crafted architecture surrounding us today leads to the development of better, smarter cities.

This exhibition shines the spotlight on bespoke architectural designs in the UK and Singapore. It explores the concept of architecture as a craft, drawing from ancient to modern methods of making.

The #SGUKpartnership aims to identify and create opportunities to promote sustainable business and innovation through collaborative partnerships for the future.

About the SG-UK Partnership for the Future 2019 is a significant year for both Singapore and the United Kingdom, marking the Bicentennial of the founding of modern Singapore and the beginning of a new era for the UK. The SG-UK Partnership for the Future builds on our historical links by celebrating all that our nations are already achieving and looks to the future by launching new collaboration initiatives.
More
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Admission
Free
Event no.
E3
Revitalizing Heroic Modernism: Lessons from the UK
In the lead up to the upcoming mASEANa Conference “Progressive Once More: Rejuvenating Mid-Century Modern Architecture in Southeast Asia” at the URA Centre from 31 Oct to 2 Nov 2019, the organizing committee and the Singapore Institute of Architects is pleased to present a fringe exhibition.

This exhibition showcases successful examples of conservation and adaptive reuse of post-war Brutalist heritage buildings in the UK. It explores the frontier of global thought and responses towards the legislation, design, planning and real estate of modernist heritage sites through selected case studies.

The exhibition will be held until the end of the mASEANa Conference on 2 Nov.
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Docomomo SG
Working Group & RIBA
Admission
Free
Event no.
E4
The Imperfectible Craft of Off-Form Concrete
The making of board-form concrete walls are known to be particularly gruelling because the surface finish is largely determined by the workmanship of the formwork. In an increasingly mechanized construction industry, board-form concrete is arguably synonymous with the handmade. Due to the overlapping flux of multiple factors in processes of design and construction, the outcome of board-form concrete is unpredictable and “defects” inevitably arise. This photography exhibition is a thoughtful contemplation of such imperfections, questioning how they are perceived and accepted in societal psyche.
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Fabian Ong
Website
Admission
Free
Event no.
E5
Craft of Ergonomics & Furniture
How can design improve well-being? This exhibition is a showcase of Humanscale’s task seating and highlights legendary designer Niels Diffrient’s functional and timeless designs.

Diffrient believed that truly ergonomic chairs should adjust to the user, not the reverse. His designs focus on human well-being with a deep understanding of how people live, work and interact with their environments. Diffrient designed Humanscale’s iconic Freedom chair, the first self-adjusting chair made without manual knobs and levers, and set a new standard for ergonomic task seating.
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Website
Admission
Free
Event no.
E6
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Admission
Free
Disruptive Digital Craft
Disruptive Digital Craft
This exhibition presents two Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) architecture research projects that delve into the reimagination of digital craft in the making of our built environment. Aided by state-of-the art facilities and a multidisciplinary research ethos at SUTD, the projects mix futuristic aspirations and high technology with heuristic, iterative research. The fundamentals of materiality, pattern and process are examined through generative design, digital simulation and trial-and-error design exploration.

Biological Materials & Digital Manufacturing
A novel digital manufacturing technology is presented, inspired by the way nature fabricates using locally available resources. Spatial structures are assembled with materials that are synthesized in low-energy contexts and embedded in their ecological cycles.

Tensegrity Membrane Shells
Tensegrity membrane shells are a new, patent pending, type of structural configuration in which tension and compression forces are resolved creating a stiff, free span structure. A 1:1 prototype of a digital 3D knit membrane tensegrity shell is exhibited along with several scaled model studies.
Event no.
E7
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm daily
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
Admission
Free
The Window Project
“The making of building demands an expertise that is familiar with the tactile and the physical. It is a body of knowledge and experience that goes beyond the production of information…” – Bob Sheil, Head of Department, Bartlett School of Architecture
 
The Window Project is the introductory project into the SIT/GSA Interior Design course. It aims to expand students' approaches to design processes via hands-on creative and iterative making methods.

Students are first re-introduced to fundamental two-dimensional techniques such as blind drawing, pattern-making and collage. Subsequently, they are exposed to three-dimensional model making techniques such as wire-frame modelling and plaster mold casting. Students are then tasked to translate the two dimensional into three dimensional forms.

At each stage, they are encouraged to play with the tactility of each technique and explore the possibilities of integrating them within their creative process, while engaging the project brief. It is through making that students are able to experience spatial possibilities with their hands.
Event no.
E8
Date & Time
Fri, 20 Sep -
Tue, 10 Dec
9am - 7pm daily
* Pre/Post Archifest timing:
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Location
The URA Centre
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
SMAP, SIA &
AUDE, URA
Admission
Free
On The Inside Of
On the Inside Of is an Exhibition organised jointly by SMAP, SIA and AUDE, URA. Discover the behind-the-scenes processes in the making of well-crafted buildings by some of Singapore’s smaller architecture firms. With thoughtful attention to craft, small details and practices make an amplified wave of impact on spaces within the city. Dive into the inner workings of twelve masterminds as they share the explorations and innovations that shape our built environment.
Event no.
E9
Date & Time
Wed, 4 Sep**-
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 7pm
**Public opening: 5 Sep
* Pre Archifest timing:
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm
Location
The URA Centre,
City Canvas, Level 3
45 Maxwell Rd,
Singapore 069118
Organised by
SOTA
Website
Admission
Free
Time & Space: Another Place, Another City
When one thinks of cities, one tends to call to mind physical manifestations of buildings and landmarks. However, the actual spaces within and without these physicalities are what affords significance to the city. As Rilke writes, “These trees are magnificent, but even more magnificent is the sublime and moving space between them, as though with their growth it too increased.” In this exhibition, visual arts students from the School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) propose new models and insights to experience another place, another city through the lens of the impalpable and intangible.
Event no.
E10
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
11am - 9pm daily
Location
Antea Social
9 Tyrwhitt Road,
Singapore 554724
Organised by
soma folk
Organised by
Admission
Free
soma folk
soma folk is inspired by the ancient folk way of living, where creating is a gift gathered through the source of nature and transformed by hand. Formed during the late autumn of 2018 during a road trip in Japan where two individuals came together and discovered their common interest in the old folk crafts. They will be exhibiting their personal works of natural fibers dyed with indigo and kaki shibu, as well as various woodworks built by hand with traditional joinery.
Event no.
E11
Date & Time
Fri, 27 Sep -
Wed, 9 Oct
Mon - Fri: 5pm - late,
Sat & Sun: 1pm - late
Location
The Projector
6001 Beach Road,
#05-00, Golden MileTower,
Singapore 199589
Organised by
SUTD
Admission
Free
Crafting Sound
Crafting Sound is a showcase of student work from a recent studio—Computable Atmospheres—at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). This studio explores the oft-neglected aural dimension of spaces, and the use of VR technology and simulation techniques to aid in crafting soundscapes. Students reimagine the future uses of Golden Mile Tower by proposing design interventions that transform the building’s interior spaces, imbuing them with new and distinctive qualities.
Event no.
E12
Date & Time
Thu, 3 Oct -
Wed, 9 Oct
9am - 5pm
Sat, 5 Oct: Book Launch & Talk
Sat, 12 Oct & Sat, 19 Oct: Talks
Location
Zarch Collaboratives
6001 Beach Road,
#03-00 Golden MileTower,
Singapore 199589
Organised by
Zarch Collaboratives
Admission
Free
Journey
Asian architecture is often deemed irrelevant to the predominant architectural history and narrative of the Western world. This palpable relegation to the sidelines launched a 30-year journey by Asian architects of AA Asia to situate and establish their own Asian narratives.

In a keynote speech delivered during the AA Asia 2007 Symposium in Tokyo, William Lim strongly argued for “the urgent need to adopt an Asian criticality that would break away from the Western modernist planning paradigm, and broaden their understanding of respective countries’ local cultures and traditions”.

As the Association draws toward its closing chapter after three decades, it is pressing and timely that the discourse of Asian architecture finds its voice in the narrative of architecture and urbanism today, as half of the new global cities in the 21st century will be situated in Asia.